The Hershey Chocolate Company - Smiths Falls, Ontario
Posted by: JSDAFM
N 44° 53.818 W 075° 59.978
18T E 421072 N 4971991
Quick Description: The first plant outside Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/2/2010 10:37:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM9VRZ
The Hershey Company was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company. The main plant is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey's candies and other products are sold worldwide.
Hershey's is one of the oldest chocolate companies in the United States, and an American icon for its chocolate bar. It is one of a group of companies established by Milton Hershey. Other Milton Hershey established companies include Hershey Trust Company, and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, which runs Hersheypark, a chocolate-themed amusement park, the Hershey Bears hockey team, Hersheypark Stadium and the GIANT Center. Most of the employees for the Factory come from the surrounding counties,towns and boroughs, such as Lebanon County, Hummelstown, South Hanover, and Harrisburg.
The first plant outside Hershey, Pennsylvania opened on June 15, 1963 in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. In February and April 2007 Hershey's announced that their Smiths Falls plant would close in 2008, being replaced in part by a new facility in Monterrey, Mexico.
Product manufactured here: Hershey Chocolate
1 HERSHEY DR
Smiths Falls, Ontario Canada
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